Thomas Frist Jr & family

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Thomas Frist Jr & family



Nashville, Tennessee

United States

  • Frist Jr.'s brother, Bill Frist, was the U.S. Senate majority leader from 2003 to 2007, while George W. Bush was president.
  • Through the Frist Foundation, Frist Jr. and his family played an integral role in creating Nashville's Frist Art Museum, where he serves as Director Emeritus.
  • Thomas Frist Jr., a former Air Force flight surgeon, founded Hospital Corp. of America with his father in 1968.
  • He took it public for the third time in 2011 after two management buyouts and owns over 20% of the company with his family.
  • HCA Healthcare owns and operates 182 hospitals and around 2,300 sites of care in 20 states in the U.S. and U.K.
  • Frist Jr. doesn't have an executive position at HCA, but his sons, Thomas Frist III and William Frist, are board members.